Posted by The Typist
By John Thiel, First Angel’s Message, study 15, mp3
Each member of the Godhead pledged themselves to become a facility for us, to help us out of our sinful fallen condition so that we might become holy as God is holy. Mankind became estranged from God through sin.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
This scripture reveals that it is our iniquities that have estranged us from God. The sins that commenced with Adam and continued right down through the line have created a separation of the precious relationship between man and his creator. As we explored earlier in Adam’s experience, He became afraid of God because the sin he committed caused the love in his heart to be removed.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
The fear in Adam and Eve arose from of a condition of the heart that lost its love. The love had been driven out of their lives through sin but despite this condition, God’s love was not affected towards them. The Word entered into a decree with God that He would leave his lofty position in heaven to become the facility of Jesus Christ the Son here on this earth. The mission of ‘The Son’ on this earth would be to rekindle the love in man which he had lost towards his creator. The perfect love of Jesus would cast out all fear. This was the messianic mission of Jesus and it is beautifully recorded in John 12. Read the rest of this entry →